Sexual Battery

At Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole, we fight to give our clients the best chance possible when facing charges of sexual battery and other sex crimes. These charges have the potential to change defendants' lives, and we take our responsibility to protect our clients very seriously.

What Is Sexual Battery?

Each state has different names and definitions used to define and prosecute sex crimes. In many states, nonconsensual sexual contact or penetration is referred to as rape or sexual assault. In Florida, these crimes are classified under the broader term "sexual battery." Sexual battery charges may be brought for conduct, including:

  • Oral, vaginal or anal penetration of the victim with a sexual organ
  • Oral, vaginal or anal penetration of the victim with another object
  • Any unwanted union by the defendant's sexual organ with the victim's mouth, vagina or anus
  • Unwanted groping or other touching of a sexual nature

Everyone Deserves a Strong Defense. We'll Make Sure You Get It.

A conviction for a sex crime can carry severe consequences. In addition to criminal penalties like jail time, those convicted may be subject to strict registration requirements that affect their ability to live and work where they please. The social consequences can also be devastating to a defendant's reputation and standing in the community.

When the stakes are so high, it is essential that you have the right advocates on your team. At Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole, we have years of experience helping people protect their interests when facing criminal charges. We are deliberate and aggressive defense attorneys with a record of success going up against prosecutors. We will not stop fighting until we have secured the best possible result for you.

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When facing criminal charges, particularly for sensitive matters like sexual battery, it is important to retain the help of a defense attorney as soon as possible. Once you retain Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole, we will immediately go to work building your defense and strengthening your case. For a free, confidential consultation, please contact us online or call our office in Melbourne at 321-725-5638 (800-479-3032 toll free).